Fuid handling solutions company OPW has announced today that as part of its growth strategy and One OPW initiative, it has consolidated the European management teams of OPW KPS, OPW Fibrelite and OPW Fluid Transfer Group to create a single business unit, named OPW EMEA.

It says the combined company will offer one of the broadest product portfolios focused on the safe and efficient handling of fuels and critical fluids in EMEA.

Phil Carlin has been appointed managing director of the new business unit and will report directly to OPW president David Crouse. Harry Gilde, managing director of OPW Fluid Transfer Group Europe, and Ian Thompson, managing director of Fibrelite, will report directly to Carlin.

Carlin will be based at OPW EMEA headquarters in Kungsör, Sweden.

Carlin joined OPW in 2000 and has held multiple positions with the company, including several senior executive positions. As general manager of the OPW Electronic Systems business unit, Carlin was integral in several global expansion initiatives including opening an OPW sales office in Russia, expanding OPW’s engineering resources in Poland and India, and leading operations in Brazil.

“Phil’s international experience and leadership skills make him uniquely qualified to lead the consolidated OPW EMEA business unit,” Crouse said. “He brings a strong working knowledge of OPW’s industry-leading product portfolio and the global marketplace.”

“A combined OPW group enables us to deliver greater value to our customers worldwide,” noted Carlin. “We will capitalise on our collective strengths to enhance product innovation and to better serve our customers.”

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